It looks like more people than ever before joined Minnesota's grand cattle call.
As the State Fair ends, we're left with warm memories and grease-stained shirts.
The unique – and enduring – buildings on the fairgrounds show a range of architectural styles.
Eat & Drink
47 new foods. Ten hours. One critic. Rick Nelson sampled it all at the State Fair; $450 later, here's his take.
For an impassioned subset of fair visitors, a single day isn't enough. After everyone else goes home, fair campers stay the night, get up early and do it all over again.
With 157 years to create memories, the Minnesota State Fair offers up many possibilities.
Tickets for both acts go on sale May 5.
The folks at Original Deep Fried Cheese Curds are calling it quits, and it will be up to other vendors to carry the torch for the iconic fair food item.
It's the end of the Fair and the end of the Summer. Everyone stand and clap along.